University of Brighton

The University of Brighton supports students and graduates to turn their great ideas into a business.

University of Brighton



Biggest challenge

Providing extra resources to students

How Enterprise Nation helped

Content, events & advice

What is the University of Brighton?

The University of Brighton is a thriving, multi-campus university on the south coast of England. Home to over 25,000 students, the University of Brighton provides support to existing students and new graduates.

Biggest challenge

Brighton university offers Wednesday evening workshops to promote personal skills development to their students. The University also delivers 1-2-1 business support to all students and graduates who are in the process of setting up a business or pursuing self employment. The University runs an annual ideas competition sponsored by Santander.

"We are doing a lot of work, however we are a small team with limited resources. Enterprise Nation is a great extension to our team."

The Enterprise Nation platform gives us additional support. It acts as an extension of what we can offer. That’s why we thought it was a partnership that made sense.

Clare Griffiths, business development manager (entrepreneurship), University of Brighton

How the Enterprise Nation platform helps The University of Brighton

The University of Brighton signposts students to new opportunities, so the team were happy that Enterprise Nation promoted local events, workshops and resources, which meant they could connect students to these resources.

Clare Griffiths also recognises the benefits of the additional connections students can access via the platform, which allows them to build their professional connections whilst at University.

"The University of Brighton's entrepreneurship support service, beepurple, is delighted to be working in a partnership with Enterprise Nation to extend its business support to our entrepreneurial students and graduates. Since 2005, Enterprise Nation has enabled thousands of people to start and grow their own business, and we are excited that our aspiring student and graduate entrepreneurs can now access further support and events to help them on their entrepreneurial journeys."


We invited three Santander competition finalists from the University of Brighton to a meeting at 10 Downing Street with a senior business adviser to the prime minister.

Benefits to University of Brighton students and graduates

  • free consultation calls with advisers
  • a library of content including blog posts, webinars, podcasts and videos
  • an individual business support dashboard providing access to local events and networking opportunities
  • connections to fellow business owners
  • monthly offers from large corporates
  • discounts on small business events
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